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Cafe Des Amis

2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123-4103
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Ranked #152 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Buchanan
Transit: We are within two blocks of Muni lines 22, 41 and 45
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The decor is bistro classic. There were relatively few customers, making the place feel cold. I can imagine that in the evening, with a group of colleagues/friends and a background track of Aznevour/Piaf/Nougaro, one could be transported to the banks of the Seine. Their bread is the best in San Francisco!

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful service, they make you feel special. Great value for delicious food. And a great atmosphere and menu.

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Beverly Hills
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a delightful afternoon with rose champagne and fabulous lunch and ambience at Cafe Des Amis! A must lunch spot!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very lucky to find this lovely restaurant in San francisco. Food was fantastic. The Crepe Cake was excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Good place for brunch or lunch, or dinner, if you're in the Union Street area. I had the Eggs Benedict - nicely done and the wait staff was concerned when one of the yolks broke just as they were ready to serve me. I was okay with that, but they wanted it to look good too, so they took it... More

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Westlake Village, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal with our family at this beautiful restaurant. The food and service were amazing. Excellent food and wine list!

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A month ago, calling from Sarasota, Florida I made a Brunch reservation for twelve family members in celebration of my husband's birthday. It was a warm sunny Sunday afternoon and the Union Street Fair was in full swing! We couldn't believe the crowds and blocked streets. Our table, perfectly situated in this bright cheery French bistro, was waiting for us... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Just a week after we had eaten in Bouchon in Yountville (which we felt was pricey) we came here with friends who live in SF. Wow what a nice ambience, real French, we had a great table up the stairs. We started with a bottle of Champaign and some very nice oysters, great, fresh. Following that we ordered our appetizers... More

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san rocco
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136 reviews 136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A simple, casual, French-American restaurant, good location, nice atmosphere, good food, reasonable wine list, excellent service, I would definitely recommend this very solid and reliabel restaurant

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The hostess was fantastic, somehow on a crowded Friday night we got same wonderful crescent-shaped booth table that we got last time we visited (from out of state). Then oysters arrived almost immediately and were the best oysters we had ever eaten! The sommelier was very attentive, too. Roast chicken and the Lamb sirloin were both totally divine. Wish we... More

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